2010 Diesel Power Challenge Competitors

Inside The 14 Most Capable Diesel Trucks On the Planet

Jason ThompsonAug 1, 2010
Five years ago, we created the industry's premier invitation-only competition-the Diesel Power Challenge. The Diesel Power Challenge is a six-event diesel death match designed to find the reader with the most powerful and capable diesel truck in the country. The DPC brings the top Dodge, GM, and Ford diesel trucks together in one place to dyno, drag race, sled pull, trailer tow, and drive on a 100-mile fuel economy test.
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The effects of this competition are far-reaching, and many past contenders have been catapulted to the top of the diesel performance world based on their success in this event. The DPC has also become a proving ground for new diesel technology. Using prototype hardware and tuning strategies, our readers have seized control of their vehicles and are able to get them to do things that would seem impossible to the uninitiated.
The DPC pits everyday pickups against each other in a three-day ordeal that begins on the chassis dyno, where each vehicle is tested for peak torque output. Day two begins with a trip to the dragstrip for acceleration testing-with and without a 10,000-pound trailer. To make things interesting, we're also going to add a 60-to-0-mph brake test, because even fast vehicles have to stop. Then we'll put the trucks in formation and take them on a 100-mile march to test their efficiency and durability. If any of the trucks are still running, we'll hook each of them to a 30,000-pound sled to see who can drag it the farthest. The winner of the Diesel Power Challenge is the reader with the best combined score after all six events.
Of the hundreds of entries we received for this year's DPC, our staff has chosen the following 14 combatants. For more in-depth coverage of the competitors and their machines, you can check out DieselPowerChallenge.com and look for the complete event analysis in next month's issue, which goes on sale August 3, 2010.
Robert Evans
Reno, Nevada
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, sled-pulled, drag-raced, trailer-towed, and modified his own vehicle
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Robert Evans is our returning 2009 Diesel Power Challenge champion. Last year, his truck was able to pull off an impressive win without the use of nitrous oxide. In 2009, this common-rail Cummins took First on the dragstrip, First on the dyno, and Fourth Place pulling the sled. Since his transmission went out last time, he'll know just how far he can push this seasoned rig.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '04 Dodge Ram 2500
Odometer Reading: 85,000 miles
Estimated Fuel Economy: 15 mpg
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Engine
Size: 5.9L Cummins
Estimated horsepower: 900 hp (fuel only)
Estimated torque: 1,600 lb-ft (fuel only)
Turbochargers: Industrial Injection Race Twins (Silver Bullet 66mm over Big Brother 88mm)
Programmer/chip/box: Smarty S-06 with tuning from Bob Wagner and Dr. Perfor-mance with Robert Evans pressure tune
Injectors: Industrial Injection 70-lpm
Injection pump: Industrial Injection dual CP3 pumps
Lift pump: FASS 200-gph
Intercooler: Stock
Air intake: Airaid
Exhaust system: Homemade with 5-inch muffler into 6-inch stack from a Kenworth
Injectables: Nitrous Express two-stage
Other engine modifications: TIG-welded piping and Keith Evans painted valve cover
Transmission
Type: HTS
Torque converter: Sun Coast
Internal modifications: Billet flexplate, billet shafts, extra clutches, Mag-Hytec pan, and HTS valvebody
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Suspension
Lifted or Lowered: Superlift 6-inch lift
Shocks: Superlift
Other modifications: Traction bars and BadAss Customs driveline loops and shields
Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Nitto Dune Grappler
Tire size: 305/70R17
Wheel brand: Pro Comp
Wheel size: 17x9
Miscellaneous
Type of bumpers: Stock
Trailer hitch type: Stock Class IV receiver
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Stock open differentials
Interior modifications: Gauges
Cole Dow
Folsom, California
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, sled-pulled, drag-raced, trailer-towed, and modified his own vehicle
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Even before the competition starts, Cole Dow can be crowned the DIY champion. If anything goes wrong, he'll be able to put it back together because he and his brother, Cory, are the only ones who've touched this exceptional homebuilt rig. This first-gen Dodge benefits from a lightweight chassis and body, which could come in handy during the speed and braking tests.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '93 Dodge Ram W250
Odometer reading: 153,464 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 20 mpg
Engine
Size: 5.9L Cummins
Estimated horsepower: 800 hp
Estimated torque: 1,200 lb-ft
Turbocharger: BorgWarner S475
Injectors: Weston 5 x .018
Injection pump: 215hp P7100
Lift pump: FASS
Intercooler: Air-to-water mounted in cab
Air intake: Unfiltered
Exhaust system: 5-inch hood stack
Injectables: Two-stage nitrous oxide
Other power-adders: Delivery valves and larger fuel lines
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Transmission
Type: 47RE
Torque converter: Spec Rite Torque Converters
Internal modifications: Billet shafts and Sun Coast manual valvebody
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Lowered in the front, lifted in the rear
Shocks: Rancho
Other modifications: Rear traction bars
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Nitto Terra Grappler
Tire size: 305/70R16
Wheel brand: KMC XD
Wheel size: 16x8
Miscellaneous
Type of bumpers: Custom front bumper, roll pan in the rear
Trailer hitch type: Custom
Transfer case: Clocked third-generation NV271
Axle gear ratio: 3.54
Differential type (front and rear): Dana 60 and Dana 80
Interior modifications: Rollcage
Sean Gammel
Montrose, Colorado
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, trailer-towed, and modified his own vehicle
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Sean is from the mountains of Colorado, so he's used to high altitude. If his truck can survive out there, the hills of Kentucky should be no problem. This Dodge bucks the lowered and stock suspension trend but has a massive set of compound turbos to keep up with the Joneses. Keep a close eye on this competitor.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '06 Dodge Ram 3500
Odometer reading: 58,990 milesEstimated fuel economy: 20 to 22 mpg
Engine:
Size: 5.9L Cummins
Estimated horsepower: 950 hp
Estimated torque: 1,920 lb-ft
Turbocharger(s): ATS Diesel Performance Aurora 3000 and Aurora 8000
Programmer/chip/box: Smarty TNT/R and ATS pressure box
Injectors: ATS 100 percent more than stock
Injection pump: Dual ATS Diesel CP3s
Lift pump: FASS 200-gph
Intercooler: ATS Diesel SubZero
Air intake: ATS Diesel
Exhaust system: 6-inch stack
Injectables: Snow Performance two-stage water-methanol system and Zex single-stage nitrous oxide
Other modifications: Engine bored 0.040-inch over, coated pistons, ported head, bigger valves, fire-ringed head, and ATS street cam
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Transmission:
Type: 48RE built by ATS Diesel
Torque converter: ATS Diesel Five Star
Internal modifications: Billet shafts, stand-alone controller, and internal upgrades from ATS Diesel
Suspension:
Lifted or lowered: Superlift 6-inch lift
Shocks: Bilstein
Other modifications: Superlift ladder bars
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Tires and Wheels:
Tire brand: Nitto Dune Grappler
Tire size: 35x13.50R20
Wheel brand: XD Monster
Wheel size: 20x8
Miscellaneous:
Type of bumpers: Stock
Trailer hitch type: Stock Class IV receiver
Axle gear ratio: 4.10
Differential type (front and rear): Stock open differential
Interior modifications: Three TVs, three amps, speakers, a sunroof, and gauges
Performance notes: Sean has run as quick as 11.6 seconds in the quarter-mile.
Brian Parker
Milton, Kentucky
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, sled-pulled, drag-raced, trailer-towed, and modified his own vehicles
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Brian Parker has the hometown Kentucky advantage, which could come in handy if something goes wrong. If nothing else, this feeling of security will calm nerves, which has proven to be a major obstacle in past Diesel Power Challenges. This proven Dodge Ram is many people's favorite to win.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '06 Dodge Ram 2500
Odometer reading: 37,826 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 15 mpg
Engine
Size: 5.9L Cummins
Estimated horsepower: 976 hp
Estimated torque: 1,874 lb-ft
Turbocharger: S400 77/84 by Fleece Performance
Programmer/chip/box: Smarty TNT/R and TS MP-8
Injectors: Industrial Injection 250hp
Injection pump: ATS Diesel dual CP3s
Lift pump: FASS 150-gph
Intercooler: HTT
Air intake: AFE filter and 5-inch intake
Exhaust system: MBRP 5-inch pipe
Injectables: TS Performance two-stage nitrous
Other engine modifications: Fire-ringed head and H-11 head studs
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Transmission:
Type: 48RE built by Fleece Performance
Torque converter: Sun Coast Converters
Internal modifications: Billet shafts and internal upgrades from Sun Coast Converters
Suspension:
Lifted or lowered: Stock
Shocks: Bilstein
Other modifications: Traction bars
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Tires and Wheels:
Tire brand: Cooper Discoverer STT
Tire size: 325/60R18
Wheel brand: Diamo
Wheel size: 18x10
Miscellaneous:
Type of bumpers: Stock
Trailer hitch type: Stock
Axle gear ratio: 4.10
Differential type (front and rear): Stock
Interior modifications: None
Performance notes: Brian has run as quick as 10.81 seconds in the quarter-mile at 124 mph.
Mark Randall
Silvis, Illinois
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, sled-pulled, drag-raced, trailer-towed, and modified his own vehicle
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Mark Randall is the old-school mechanical injection favorite. He's made some major last-minute changes to the engine in order to get the twins to spool up faster. If everything goes as expected, this rig could be the one the common-rails will be gunning for.
Vehicle
Year/Make/Model: '97 Dodge Ram 2500
Odometer reading: 160,000 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 20 mpg
Engine:
Size: 5.9L Cummins
Estimated horsepower: 700 to 800 hp
Estimated torque: 1,300 lb-ft
Turbocharger(s): 62mm HTT and S480 with race cover
Injectors: Jeff Garmon Extrude-Honed Stage 5 370s
Injection pump: 180hp P7100
Lift pump: AirDog 150-gph
Intercooler: Spearco
Air intake: AFE
Exhaust system: 5-inch to 6-inch Silverline tip
Injectables: Nitrous oxide 100hp shot
Other power-adders: 5,000-rpm governor spring kit, Scheid Diesel delivery valves, and 24 degrees of timing
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Transmission
Type: 47RE built by Goerend Transmissions
Torque converter: Goerend Transmissions
Internal modifications: Billet shafts and internal modifications by Goerend Transmissions
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Stock
Shocks: Rancho RS9000
Other modifications: Traction bars
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: BFGoodrich
Tire size: 285/75R17
Wheel brand: Eagle Alloy 058
Wheel size: 17x9
Miscellaneous
Type of bumpers: DMI drop-center
Trailer hitch type: DMI
Axle gear ratio: 3.55
Differential type (front and rear): Stock
Interior modifications: Custom gauge pods
Nate Berges
Linwood, New Jersey
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, sled-pulled, and modified his own vehicle
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Nate Berges' 6.0L deserves everyone's respect. His carefully selected combination pushes more mainstream performance engines into a corner. He has a great knowledge of the challenges facing this International engine and it has made him a strong competitor.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '06 Ford F-250
Odometer reading: 98,000 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 15 mpg
Engine
Size: 6.0L Power Stroke
Estimated horsepower: 617 hp (fuel only)
Estimated torque: 1,027 lb-ft (fuel only)
Turbochargers: Compound Silver Bullet 64/70 with S480
Programmer/chip/box: Custom Innovative SCT
Injectors: Elite Diesel 225cc with Industrial Injection 100-percent tips
High-pressure oil pump: Stock
Lift pump: AirDog II 130-gph
Intercooler: Banks
Air intake: AFE Stage 2
Exhaust system: 5-inch downpipe to MBRP 4-inch
Injectables: Two-stage Maryland Performance nitrous system
Other engine modifications: Just finished a complete engine rebuild with Hypermax internals
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Transmission
Type: 5R110 five-speed automatic
Torque converter: Sun Coast
Internal modifications: NADP with billet input shaft
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: 2-inch leveling kit
Shocks: Rancho
Other modifications: Rear traction bars
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Nitto Terra Grappler
Tire size: 305/55R20
Wheel brand: XD Series
Wheel size: 20x9
Miscellaneous
Type of bumpers: Stock
Trailer hitch type: Stock Class IV
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Stock open
Interior modifications: Stereo, gauges, and leather-because it's his daily driver
Mike Corsilli
Fairfield, New Jersey
Driver's experience: Drag-raced
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Mike Corsilli was able to make the event as an alternate with just three days' notice. He'll push his mostly stock 6.4L to its limits, and we'll finally see what it can do in the real world. This could definitely be the year a Ford wins the DPC.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '09 Ford F-250
Odometer reading: 18,500 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 23 mpg
Engine
Size: 6.4L Power Stroke
Estimated horsepower: 610 hp (fuel only) 800 hp (nitrous)
Estimated torque: 1,500 lb-ft (fuel only) 1,800 lb-ft (nitrous)
Turbocharger(s): Stock
Programmer/chip/box: SCT LiveWire with tunes by Eric Eldreth of Innovative Diesel
Injectors: Stock
Injection pump: Stock
Lift pump: Stock
Intercooler: Stock
Air intake: S&B
Exhaust system: MBRP
Injectables: Two-stage NX nitrous oxide
Other engine modifications: Innovative intercooler pipe
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Transmission
Type: 5R110 five-speed automatic
Torque converter: Sun Coast
Internal modifications: Sun Coast extreme kit
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Stock
Shocks: Stock
Other modifications: Wide Open Performance traction bars
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Nitto Terra Grappler
Tire size: 295/70R17
Wheel brand: Stock
Wheel size: 17x9
Miscellaneous:
Type of bumpers: Stock
Trailer hitch type: Stock
Axle gear ratio: 3.55
Differential type (front and rear): Open
Bryan Garey
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, sled-pulled, and modified his own vehicle
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Bryan Garey has some powerful friends who have helped this common-rail get to where it is today. His crew includes Dan Shoenfelder and Tadd Layton-both former Diesel Power Challenge competitors. His Ford's combination of weight and power could equal victory.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '08 Ford F-250
Odometer reading: 22,005 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 16 mpg
Engine
Size: 6.4L Power Stroke
Estimated horsepower: 900 hp
Estimated torque: 1,500 lb-ft
Turbochargers: Compound 66/82 (Elite Diesel Tow Power turbos)
Programmer/chip/box: Spartan
Injectors: Elite Diesel 110hp nozzles
Injection pump: Elite Diesel twin injection pumps
Lift pump: Aeromotive A1000
Intercooler: Spearco
Air intake: AFE
Exhaust system: 6-inch stack
Injectables: NX two-stage nitrous oxide
Other engine modifications: H-11 head studs
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Transmission
Type: 5R110 five-speed automatic
Torque converter: Sun Coast
Internal modifications: Built by Elite Diesel
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Lowered 3 inches
Shocks: Bilstein
Other modifications: Farmboy Fabrications traction bars
Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Nitto Terra Grappler
Tire size: 305/55R20
Wheel brand: Stock
Wheel size: 20x81/2
Miscellaneous:
Type of bumpers: Stock
Trailer hitch type: Stock receiver
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Truetrac limited-slip front and stock limited-slip in the rear
Brian Jelich
Currituck, North Carolina
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, sled-pulled, and modified his own vehicle
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Brian Jelich's 7.3L Power Stroke is definitely a sight to see. If he can keep it in its powerband, watch out, this thing is an animal-and has arguably everything you can do to a 7.3L Power Stroke done to it. The combination of experienced driver and seasoned truck will be tough to beat.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '00 Ford F-250
Odometer reading: 238,500
Estimated fuel economy: 18 mpg
Engine
Size: 7.3L Power Stroke
Estimated horsepower: 850 hp
Estimated torque: 1,450 lb-ft
Turbocharger: Hybrid S480 Swamp's BFH
Programmer/chip/box: Swamp's six-position
Injectors: Swamp's 400cc hybrids
High-pressure oil pump: Swamp's Gen 3
Lift pump: Aeromotive A1000
Intercooler: Stock
Air intake: 5-inch with AFE filter
Exhaust system: 6-inch stack
Injectables: NX progressive three-stage nitrous oxide system and Snow Performance water-methanol injection
Other engine modifications: Empire Diesel long-block, half-filled block, billet rods, EDP girdle, fire rings, EDP ported heads, H-11 head studs, valvesprings, pushrods, DI headers, and two Precision 46mm wastegates
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Transmission
Type: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Torque converter: Precision Industries Stallion Internal modifications: Built by Twisted Diesel
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Stock
Shocks: Pro Comp ES 9000
Other modifications: Custom rear traction bars
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Nitto Dune Grappler
Tire size: 305/70R16
Wheel brand: Rebel Racing
Wheel size: 16x10
Miscellaneous
Type of bumpers: '05 Ford bumper
Trailer hitch type: Custom Class V receiver
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Open and locker
Interior modifications: Six-point rollcage, Corbeau Forza seat, and five-point harness
Dustin WoodHouse
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, sled-pulled, and modified his own vehicle
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Dustin Woodhouse has dared to be different by replacing his 6.4L Power Stroke's factory compound turbos with a large single charger. As long as the big single can spool, look for this heavyweight to be a threat in the trailer tow and sled pull.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '08 Ford F-250
Odometer reading: 33,000 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 16 to 18 mpg
Engine
Size: 6.4L Power Stroke
Estimated horsepower: 580 hp (700 hp on nitrous)
Estimated torque: 1,200 lb-ft (1,500 lb-ft on nitrous)
Turbocharger: Garrett GT42 ball bearing with Precision compressor wheel and housing
Programmer/chip/box: Spartan
Injectors: Elite Diesel 60hp nozzles
Injection pump: Elite Diesel modified
Lift pump: AirDog
Intercooler: Stock
Air intake: S&B
Exhaust system: Flo-Pro
Injectables: Two-stage nitrous oxide
Other engine modifications: Head studs, valvesprings, pushrods, and upgraded valve seats
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Transmission
Type: 5R110 five-speed automatic
Torque converter: Sun Coast
Internal modifications: Elite Diesel billet input shaft
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Stock
Shocks: Rancho 9000
Other modifications: Custom rear traction bars, driveshaft hoops, and upgraded rear driveshaft
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Nitto Terra Grappler
Tire size: 305/55R20
Wheel brand: BMF
Wheel size: 20x10
Miscellaneous:
Type of bumpers: Stock
Trailer hitch type: Stock Class IV receiver
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Stock open and stock limited-slip
Interior modifications: DVD player
Matt Handwork
New Plymouth, Ohio
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, sled-pulled, and modified his own vehicle
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Matt Handwork just might have what it takes towin the Diesel Power Challenge. Perhaps most interesting is his choice to run the entire event on drag radials. While nobody knows how he will perform during the sled pull, his team includes former Diesel Power Challenge competitor Jeff Dean and a recently completed extensive engine rebuild, so if he can win the drags, trailer tow, and place well in the dyno, you could be looking at your 2010 winner.
Vehicle:
Year/make/model: '03 Chevy Silverado
Odometer reading: 87,433 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 20 mpg
Engine:
Size: 6.6L Duramax
Estimated horsepower: 785 hp
Estimated torque: 1,300 lb-ft
Programmer/chip/box: EFILive
Injectors: 60 percent over stock
Injection pump: ATS dual CP3 pumps
Lift pump: FASS 150-gph
Intercooler: Stock
Air intake: Airaid
Exhaust system: Jegs 5-inch
Injectables: Nitrous oxide and CNG
Other power-adders: Carrillo rods, SoCal forged pistons, SoCal heads and dampener, and BES machine work
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Transmission:
Type: Allison 1000 automatic
Torque converter: ATS Diesel Five Star
Internal modifications: ATS Diesel Stage V
Suspension:
Lifted or lowered: Stock
Shocks: QA1
Other modifications: Spring clamps in the rear
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Tires and Wheels:
Tire brand: Mickey Thompson
ET Street Radial II
Tire size: 305/45R18
Wheel brand: Rockstar
Wheel size: 18x10
Miscellaneous:
Type of bumpers: Front stock and rear roll pan
Trailer hitch type: Stock receiver
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Stock
Interior modifications: Rollbar
Dmitri Millard
Highland, Utah
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, sled-pulled, and modified his own vehicle
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Dmitri Millard could be on a direct course for victory after making more than 1,100 hp and running 10 consecutive 10-second dragstrip passes. He's researched past DPC events and is constantly striving to be on the cutting edge of Duramax performance. Plus, he's just upgraded his truck with a hot, new, twin-turbo setup that will push his truck's performance to a new level.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '01 Chevy Silverado
Odometer reading: 276,000 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 22 mpg
Engine
Size: 6.6L Duramax
Estimated horsepower: 1,142 hp (single turbo)
Estimated torque: 1,706 lb-ft (single turbo)
Turbochargers: Garrett GT45 and Garrett GT55
Programmer/chip/box: EFILive tuning by Pat McSwain
Injectors: Dynomite Diesel Performance 32-lph
Injection pump: PPE Dual Fueler twin CP3s
Lift pump: FASS 220-gph
Intercooler: Banks Power
Exhaust system: MagnaFlow 5-inch pipe
Injectables: Nitrous Express, Boss Noss, and NOS nitrous oxide system
Other power-adders: Turbo Brake from Fleece Performance Engineering
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Transmission
Type: Allison 1000 built by Inglewood
Transmission Torque converter: ATS Diesel Five Star
Internal modifications: Pump, steels, clutches, and valvebody by Inglewood
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Stock
Shocks: Rancho RS9000 (front), Fox Racing (rear)
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Toyo Proxes
Tire size: 305/50R20
Wheel brand: Incubus
Wheel size: 20x8
Miscellaneous
Type of bumpers: Stock
Trailer hitch type: Stock receiver
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Stock nInterior modifications: Rollcage, race seat, five-point harness
Performance notes: Dmitri's truck has made 10 10-second passes in the quarter-mile with the same transmission
Dustin Mintern
Wilmington, North Carolina
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, sled-pulled, and modified his own vehicle
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The competition should look out for Dustin Mintern because he understands what it takes to keep a high-horsepower Duramax together and pulling hard. Check out the license plate: He has Midwest roots and plenty of sled pulling experience.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '05 Chevy Silverado
Odometer reading: 90,000 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 21 mpg
Engine
Size: 6.6L Duramax
Estimated horsepower: 820 hp
Estimated torque: 1,320 lb-ft
Turbocharger: S480 80mm compressor and 87mm turbine
Programmer/chip/box: EFILive custom tuning by Diesel Addiction
Injectors: Diesel Addiction 100 percent over stock
Injection pump: Two CP3 pumps
Lift pump: AirDog 150-gph
Intercooler: BD Diesel
Air intake: S&B box with welded 6-inch piping and ram-air scoop by Diesel Addiction
Exhaust system: 4-inch downpipe to 5-inch Flo-Pro
Injectables: Nitrous Oxide
Other engine modifications: Crower rods, ARP head and main studs, SoCal Diesel Stage II heads, cut and coated pistons, custom camshaft, Pro-Fab headers, up-pipes, and a wastegated turbo pedestal from Engineered Diesel
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Transmission
Type: Allison 1000
Torque converter: Precision Industries Diesel Addiction series
Internal modifications: Fleece Performance Tapshifter conversion with built-in AlliLocker feature and converter unlock switch and Diesel Addiction tuning
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Lowered 2 inches
Shocks: QA1 double adjustable front and Skyjacker rear
Other modifications: Diesel Addictiotraction bars
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: Nitto Dune Grappler
Tire size: 305/70R16
Wheel brand: Real
Wheel size: Custom 16x10
Miscellaneous
Type of bumpers: Roll pan rear
Trailer hitch type: Diesel Addiction custom hidden hitch
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Stock rear and ELocker front
Interior modifications: ISSPRO Performax gauges: boost, drive, EGT, oil temp, rail pressure, and lift pump pressure
Dave Sanders
Monteview, Idaho
Driver's experience: Chassis-dyno'd, drag-raced, sled-pulled, and modified his own vehicle
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Dave Sanders' compound turbos, nitrous, and built engine pull strong on the farm back in Idaho. This combination should be a terrific force out in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This Duramax-powered rig is a dynasty in the making and the only truck running mud tires.
Vehicle
Year/make/model: '07 Chevy Silverado
Odometer reading: 32,000 miles
Estimated fuel economy: 16 to 19 mpg
Engine
Size: 6.6L Duramax
Estimated horsepower: 850 hp (on fuel)
Estimated torque: 1,400 lb-ft (on fuel)
Turbochargers: Garrett GT4094 and Garrett GT4718
Programmer/chip/box: EFILive and Edge pressure box
Injectors: 140 Dynomite Diesel (DDP)
Injection pump: Industrial Injection twin CP3s
Lift pump: FASS 150
Intercooler: Banks
Air intake: Custom
Exhaust system: Adrenaline Performance 5-inch
Injectables: 500hp nitrous oxide system and Snow Performance water-methanol injection
Other engine modifications: Camshaft, valvesprings, and forged pistons
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Transmission
Type: Allison 1000 automatic
Torque converter: ATS triple-disc
Internal modifications: Adrenaline Performance extra clutches and machined pressure plates
Suspension
Lifted or lowered: Fabtech 6-inch lift
Shocks: Bilstein
Other modifications: RCD rear traction bars
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Tires and Wheels
Tire brand: BFGoodrich Mud Terrain
Tire size: 315/75R16
Wheel brand: ION
Wheel size: 16x10
Miscellaneous:
Type of bumpers: Road Armor
Trailer hitch type: Stock receiver
Axle gear ratio: 3.73
Differential type (front and rear): Stock
Interior modifications: Custom dash, seats, and stereo

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